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intermittent preventive treatment(IPTp)

Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency and Haemoglobin Drop after Sulphadoxine-Pyrimethamine Use for Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria during Pregnancy in Ghana – A Cohort Study

September 8, 2015 - 15:47 -- Open Access
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Ruth Owusu, Kwaku Poku Asante, Seth Owusu-Agyei, et al.
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PLoS ONE 10(9): e0136828

There was no significant difference between G6PD normal and deficient women in proportions with significant acute haemoglobin drop post SP-IPTp and lower G6PD enzyme activity was not strongly associated with significant acute drug-induced haemoglobin drop post SP-IPTp but a larger study is required to confirm consistency of findings.

Factors affecting uptake of optimal doses of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy in six districts of Tanzania

January 27, 2014 - 13:36 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Exavery A, Mbaruku G, Mbuyita S, Makemba A, Kinyonge IP, Kweka H
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :22 (14 January 2014)

Counseling to pregnant women on the dangers of malaria in pregnancy and formal education beyond primary school is important to enhance uptake of optimal doses of SP for malaria control in pregnancy in Tanzania.

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Open Access | Field evaluation of the intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy (IPTp) in Benin: evolution of the coverage rate since its implementation

June 18, 2011 - 13:54 -- Patrick Sampao
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Tania CDA d'Almeida, Marie-Agnes Agboton-Zoumenou, Andre Garcia, Achille Massougbodji, Valerie Briand, Yacoubou Imorou and Gilles Cottrell
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Parasites & Vectors 2011, 4:108, 16 June 2011

The study investigated 2420 women who gave birth from 2005 to 2009. The antenatal cards of those women were randomly selected over 5 years with the aim of analyzing the IPT coverage in the study's maternity hospitals.

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